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Pete Buttigieg looks to Iowa, organizing to get his momentum back

Pete Buttigieg looks to Iowa, organizing to get his momentum back

Pete Buttigieg, a candidate who once had more momentum than any Democrat in the 2020 race, has plateaued. After using a well-reviewed appearance at a CNN town hall in March to introduce himself to Democratic voters, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor rocketed from relative obscurity to the upper echelon of the once growing field of…MORE

Why politicians don’t want you to think about the national debt this year

Why politicians don’t want you to think about the national debt this year

Deficits? Debt? They’re massive. Who cares?! Political candidates don’t. At least not this year. President Donald Trump who campaigned on promises to pay down the national debt in eight years. But almost three years in, he’s moving in the wrong direction. Far from shrinking the debt, it has grown on his watch. The annual deficit…MORE

The 38 most bizarre lines from Donald Trump’s wild impromptu news conference

The 38 most bizarre lines from Donald Trump’s wild impromptu news conference

There’s nothing President Donald Trump likes more than bantering with the media. Witness his nearly hour-long impromptu news conference Wednesday at the White House — all while his aides stood waiting for him to board Marine One for a speech to a veterans group in Kentucky. Trump prowled up and down the line of reporters…MORE

US formally pulls Turkey’s Patriot missile system offer

US formally pulls Turkey’s Patriot missile system offer

The Trump administration has formally withdrawn its offer for Turkey to purchase a Patriot missile system in retaliation for Turkey’s receipt of the Russian-made S-400 missile system. “We have consistently told Turkey that our latest offer of PATRIOT would be withdrawn if it took delivery of the S-400 system. Our PATRIOT offer has expired,” a…MORE

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper launches campaign for Senate

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper launches campaign for Senate

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced his Senate candidacy on Thursday, giving Democrats a widely known contender to take on a vulnerable GOP incumbent a week after Hickenlooper dropped out of the presidential race. “I’ve always said Washington was a lousy place for a guy like me who knows how to get things done —…MORE

The 2020 Democratic field is going to start shrinking faster now

The 2020 Democratic field is going to start shrinking faster now

On Wednesday night, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee became the third major Democratic candidate to drop out of the 2020 race. He’s not likely to be the last to say goodbye in the next few weeks. Here’s why: Candidates have until August 28 — a week from yesterday — to qualify for the third presidential debate,…MORE

Trump’s contradictions hit a fever pitch

Trump’s contradictions hit a fever pitch

Something is eating at President Donald Trump. Another exhausting day of the indefatigable commander in chief’s compulsive seizing of the spotlight showed how what once would have been considered outrageous has become Washington routine. The President had a tantrum at NATO ally Denmark only because it wouldn’t sell him Greenland, doubled down on an anti-Semitic…MORE